One of the areas of discernment for our new Congregation was the desire for New Mission Initiatives as we forge a new path for spiritual development and service of our region through our Congregation. Rev. Jock Dunbar is the New Missions Minister at SSUC, his job is curate an environment within the congregation that connects with those outside the established church and creates innovative Christian community. Along with his team, Jock leads our Congregation in understanding the new missional context for the church in the twenty-first century.
During the discernment of our communities, Spiritual Growth was identified as an area in which we needed to develop in leadership and understanding. Spiritual Growth covers key elements of the life of the Christian Church, including discipleship, bible studies, developing spiritual leaders and identifying people who have a calling on their lives for future ministry and mission engagement. As One Congregation in Four Locations, SSUC seeks to build our unified identity through our spiritual commitment, by devoting ourselves to discipleship we can find out more about our identity in Christ and as members of this unique community in the life of our church. Spiritual Growth at SSUC is led by our Lead Minister, Rev. David Fender who works with Community Ministers, local Small Group and Bible Study Leaders to disseminate discipleship and leadership programmes across our Congregation.
To find out more about Spiritual Growth in Southside UC or to express your interest in joining a Small Group or Bible Study Group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or via our [enquiries](http://ssuc.org.au/enquiries)page.
Children Youth & Family Ministry is a significant part of the mission and spiritual life of our SSUC Communities. In each community, Sunday School is held during the 9:00 am Services (term time). Our SSUC Unite Youth (held fortnightly at SSUC in Mt Gravatt) creates a space for youth high school aged to young adults, where they can have fun, form life-long friendships and learn about God and His plan for their lives. Our CYF Ministry also goes beyond our congregation, SSUC proudly supports the ministry of Brisbane 45th Boys and Girls Brigades, held at Broadwater Road Uniting Church and SSUC in Mt Gravatt (Term Time). Ps. Richard Moors is our CYF Worker and works alongside our Communities and leaders in developing appropriate and life-giving ministry for children, families and youth. All our CYF Volunteers and ministry staff are BlueCard Verified with the Qld Government and undergo regular Child Safe Church training with the Presbytery of South Moreton and Qld Synod.
To find out more about our CYF Ministries, please email Ps. Richard Moors at email@example.com or via our [enquiries](http://ssuc.org.au/enquiries)section.
Outreach and evangelism is a key marker of our Congregation in our desire to engage, connect and serve our region. As One Congregation in Four Locations, SSUC holds various activities and partners with a number of groups in reaching out to the wider community in spiritual and community matters. Rev. Esteban Liévano, SSUC Outreach Minister works with leaders in each of our communities to identify areas of community outreach that are relevant to each community. In some cases these will be in community activities such as S.A.G.E. and 3FS in Mt Gravatt and Tarragindi, or the Men's Shed Ministry at Yeronga. In other cases this is working with the Multicultural Community, such as the Brazilian Service at Mt Gravatt and other spiritual communities in our facilities. SSUC is a proud supporter of the work of Qld Community Alliance, in working with other religious groups, unions and community development organisations for advocacy and community development in our region.
To connect with Rev. Esteban or find out more about the outreach work of SSUC, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or via our [enquiries](http://ssuc.org.au/enquiries)page.